Adel Taarabt, Benfica midfielder.
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Taarabt also revealed that he was the idol of one of the stars of Manchester City.
Having enjoyed a good moment in form at Benfica, Adel Taarabt has had a career of ups and downs, but much of his own fault, admits the midfielder. The Moroccan said that former Tottenham team-mate Luka Modric told him that one day he would play at Real Madrid or Barcelona.
In an interview with Four Four Two, Taarabt opened the book, spoke of past mistakes and a revelation made by the Croatian: "I don't like to say this, but I was a young talent, many said I was going to play at Real Madrid or at Barcelona. Even Modric told me that once. But it didn't happen. Not only because of the others, but also because of me. "
Between 2009 and 2013, Taarabt shone in the Premier League with Queens Park Rangers and was the idol of many children. One is currently one of the most promising players in world football, Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling.
"Sterling sent me a message a few months ago. I saw an interview where he said I was his idol on QPR. Now it would be Ronaldo or Messi, but when he was a kid he saw my games," said the footballer. eagles.
The midfielder, 30, has won seven games for Benfica this season.